There is this park in Tucson called Agua Caliente that offers contrasting scenery to the normal Tucson landscape with cacti and more cacti. It’s an oasis of sorts and a hidden gem, reminding me of Palm Springs. There’s ducks and turtles in this large body of water that is surrounding by palm trees. On one of the walking paths, I happened upon this scene that reminded me of something from a fairy tale or some epic story like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, where the hero goes and meets the nemesis.
During a visit to Palm Springs with some friends, we visited Joshua Tree National Park. We didn’t go through the whole park (they say it takes 2 hours to drive through with no stops), but we did make some stops along along the way, including stopping at Skull Rock . The rock formations around the park as a whole were impressive, but it’s pretty cool to see how nature decided to make this ‘skull rock’.
Definitely would suggest going and seeing the park if you ever get a chance. It’s great to be in nature because sometimes when you’re stuck in the city or in the burbs where there’s a Target 10 minutes, you forget how great nature is.